Asphalt shingles are the most popular choice for a new roof. If you are planning on replacing your roof, you may wonder if asphalt shingles are actually the right choice for your home. Are they popular because they are the best choice? Or are they popular simply because they are the default choice? Why do most roofers suggest asphalt shingles for a new roof? As it happens, asphalt shingles have earned their popularity. There are many reasons that asphalt shingles are a great choice for your roof replacement.

Roofer nailing asphalt shingles on the house roof.

Asphalt Shingles are Lightweight

Some roofing materials, such as tile or slate, are heavy. Heavy materials that add a significant amount of weight to your roof may require special structural support. Adding structural support will increase the cost of the project, add time to the installation, and will be more disruptive to you as the homeowner. Asphalt shingles are extremely lightweight and, in nearly all cases, homes are ready to have them installed with no additional structural work required.

Using Asphalt Shingles on Your New Roof is Cost-Effective

When considering affordable materials for your new roof, asphalt shingles are among the most affordable options. Yet even though the cost of asphalt shingles is considerably less than other materials, you aren’t sacrificing quality. In addition to the materials being cost-effective, installation, disposal, repairs, and maintenance are also very affordable compared to other choices.

Asphalt Shingles are Available in Many Options

Asphalt shingles are available in many different variations for your new roof. You will have options to choose from in textures, patterns, and colors. Some asphalt shingles include shadow tones to give your new roof more richness and depth of color. No matter what style your home is, there is an asphalt shingle to coordinate. Siding, brick, stone, and stucco homes all look right with asphalt shingles.

Asphalt Shingles are Durable

Most asphalt shingles are resistant to ice, fire, and extreme temperatures. Other roofing materials require regular maintenance, and may not be the best choice for certain regions. Asphalt shingles typically come with a long warranty which guarantees their durability. If repairs are needed, the repairs are often straightforward. Asphalt shingles, despite their affordability, are a great choice for durability.

A New Roof of Asphalt Shingles is an Easy Installation

A new roof installation can be disruptive to you as a homeowner. An installation that can be done quickly and easily is a definite benefit. Asphalt shingles are quick and easy to install. Roofing contractors have the experience working with asphalt shingles that make the project run smoothly. In some cases, installing a new roof of asphalt shingles can be done in just a few days. A new roof with an easy installation means that your home life will be disrupted for much less time.

A new roof is a significant investment, and as a homeowner, you want to make sure you get it right. Since most homeowners will only go through this particular home improvement project once, it’s hard to learn from experience. In this case, it’s important to find a roofing contractor that you can trust and listen to their recommendations. They have the experience, they have the knowledge, and they are counting on you having a positive experience. Although it may seem like asphalt shingles are just the default choice, they are popular for good reason and a great choice for your new roof. We’re setting up virtual appointments with our customers, and we’d love to talk with you about a new roof for your home. Armorvue Home Exteriors has been installing roofs in this community for over 75 years. We have the skills, experience, and reputation you can trust. Contact us today!